Introducing The New Music Director and Organist: Mr. Todd Beckham

todd-beckham-img_0807Mr. Todd Beckham was appointed to serve as the “Interim Music Director and Organist” for the Cathedral in October, 2016. He was confirmed as the permanent Music Director and Organist in early 2017. Todd is familiar to the Cathedral, having served as a substitute organist and a Choral Scholar since May, 2016. He has an extensive background in Episcopal Church music and choral direction and while in Massachusetts, he was the organist and director of music at St. Barnabas Episcopal, Falmouth (2011-2016). He also served at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Milton (2002-2011); Boston University Episcopal Chaplaincy (1999-2009); and St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Dover (1993-2002). While at the Diocese of Massachusetts, he was an instructor in Liturgical Planning and Hymnology for the Diocesan Leadership Program for Musicians (2000-2005). Beyond the Church, he was the conductor of the Meridian Singers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008-2016) as well as other ensembles and has broad experience as a music teacher.

Todd has a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from Youngstown State University and a Master of Music in Organ and Harpsichord Performance from Converse College. He has also done postgraduate studies in Choral Conducting and Sacred Music at Boston University.

An Episcopalian (confirmed by Bishop Barbara Harris no less), Todd is married to Jennifer Mindek Beckham. Todd and Jennifer moved to Hawaiʻi in May and his wife is employed at the NOAA Fisheries on Ford Island.

While serving as the Cathedral’s Interim Music Director and Organist, he is also the choir director of the Bishop Memorial Chapel Choir at Kamehameha School and an accompanist with Hawaii Pacific University.

Please give a warm welcome and thanks to Todd for taking up this new ministry.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop